You Can Change the World
The kids' guide to a better planet
Winner, Children’s and Young Adult Nonfiction Book, Green Earth Book Awards, 2021
Winner, Children’s and Young Adult Non-Fiction Midwest Book Award, 2021
Winner, Middle-Grade Non-Fiction Nautilus Book Award, 2020
Shortlisted, ABIA Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year, 2020
Shortlisted, Australian Book Design Award, Best Designed Children’s Non-Fiction Illustrated Book, 2020
Shortlisted, The Environment Award for Children’s Literature, 2020
Kids are on a mission to make our Earth a better, safer, happier place, and you can join in!
Every day, we see a problem we would like to fix. A piece of rubbish in a green, grassy park. Plastic water bottles buried in the sand at the beach. A garbage bin overflowing onto the street. A skinny, stray dog. A homeless person on a cold day. These problems seem impossible for one person to change. But we can fix them, if we each do our part – one step at a time.
This practical guide is designed to empower kids to make changes in their lives to help make a difference in the world. Filled with information, ideas and activities, and interspersed with features on amazing children around the world, this book shows kids how to:
- Avoid single-use plastics
- Throw a plastic-free party
- Make a compost bin and reduce waste
- Start a herb garden
- Grow bee-friendly flowers
- Learn about where their food comes from
- Be kinder to others, share and donate
Kids are on a mission to make our earth a better, safer, happier place.
And anyone can join in.
“This book is a must”
Good Reading (November, 2019)
“…the perfect gift for young people that you can feel genuinely good about handing over.”
“A practical but fun-filled guide”
Australian Women's Weekly National (November, 2019)
“Beautifully illustrated You Can Change the World is nothing short of stunning.”
“[You Can Change the World] has plenty to offer adult readers too… [it’s] packed full of interesting facts and practical ideas.”
Perth Weekend West (October, 2019)
“… a wonderful resource for adults and children alike… Bell has created the perfect answer to all out questions.”
“… this practical guide will give kids the tools to take action.”